2nd Amendment to the Constitution of The United States of America

A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.

"I ask sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people except for a few politicians."
- George Mason (father of the Bill of Rights and The Virginia Declaration of Rights)

Monday, February 3, 2014

Bersa....part Dos

I know.... You thought I abandoned this place.... Well kind of....

Back in 2008 I owned a Bersa .380 for a time... Don't recall why I sold it... It was a decent gun and built to a level of quality above the purchase price. "Kicking some tires" last night I ran across a used CC (concealed carry) version of this pistol with its shortened snout, rounded hammer and corners and super model thin grips and like the way it felt in my hand.   And the price was right.. So it's in the safe now.

Sure it's bigger and nearly twice as heavy as my LCP - my other .380 - but that extra weight will surely help tame the snappy recoil I experience with the LCP and I get 2 extra rounds to price it without reloading (8+1). 

Sure.. it's a .380.... but then again while most say that the .380 is the "smallest big round" that you should consider carrying.... it's still in the "consider carrying"  category for a reason. With the proper load it is effective in its intended role.  I currently carry Hornady Critical Defense rounds in the LCP on those (few) occasions it's in my pocket... But there are other "hotter" loads I can try in this all metal pistol as well (Buffalo Bore?).

Depending on how it works out at the range and reliability, this may one day be the gun I give my daughter to take to her first apartment or house to help alleviate my own anxieties when I cannot carry a weapon for her own protection myself...

Range report to come